Antoni Gaudí begins work on the Sagrada Família church in Barcelona.
Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., designed by Robert Mills, is completed.
Hungarian Royal Opera House in Budapest, designed by Miklós Ybl, is opened.
Garabit viaduct in France, engineered by Gustave Eiffel and Maurice Koechlin, is completed.
The Dakota apartment building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, is completed.
Cornerstone of Statue of Liberty laid in New York Harbor.
Royal Gold Medal - William Butterfield.
Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Hector d'Espouy.
February 6 - Vlastislav Hofman, Czech artist and Cubist-influenced architect (died 1964)
July 6 - Willem Marinus Dudok, Dutch Modernist architect (died 1974)
August 27 - Alfredo Baldomir, Uruguayan soldier, architect and politician (died 1948)
September 26 - Antonio Barluzzi, Italian Franciscan monk and architect, known as the "Architect of the Holy Land" (died 1960)
November 24 - Michel de Klerk, Dutch Amsterdam School architect (died 1923)
February 10 - Richard Shackleton Pope, English architect working in Bristol (born 1793)
March 26 - Edward Milner, English landscape architect (born 1819)
July 27 - Frigyes Feszl, Hungarian architect, a significant figure in the romantic movement (born 1821)
August 3 - Paul Abadie, French architect and building restorer (born 1812)
date unknown - Eugenius Birch, English naval architect, engineer and noted pier builder (born 1818)
1884 in architecture Wikipedia
The year 1884 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.